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lost innocence

September 2nd 2011 6:57 pm
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I woke up today in an excellent mood. For once I didn't have to press my paw on my mom's face to wake her up, because she was already up. While mom got showered and dressed, I lounged in the morning sunshine in my favorite window spot. I gave myself a good wash. Have to look my best to face the day's adventures, right?
Mom showed me my harness and I jumped right up to the table by the door to put it on. I purred and rubbed my head on mom's hands. I love morning walks! Mom opened the door and I jumped out lightly into bright sun. I walked to the side and suddenly POUNCED.
BAM! I caught a sparrow! a nice big one. Mom was shocked because it happened so quickly. I haven't caught anything since that GLORIOUS day when I caught 2 birds in one day. I have had several run-INS with cheeky squirrels, but they have eluded my paws.

Anyway, there I was, with a big sparrow in my mouth. And you know what I did? I STRUTTED. Like Saturday Night Fever.

"Well you can tell by the way I use my stalk, I'm a hunting cat, no time to talk...
Birdies loud, the sunshine warm
they been tempting me since I was born
And now it's all right it's ok
You may look the other way
you can try to understand
this kitty's now a hunting man..."

I strutted right back to the door and waited to bring my bird inside. Mom saw the bird moving it's feet and trying to flutter. I had it's head in my mouth. Mom tried to get me to drop it. There was no way I was going to give up my bird. I wanted to bring it inside so I could hunt it again. In a controlled environment. I patiently, stubbornly waited. Mom begged me to put it down, ordered me to put it down, tried to make me let go by picking me up and turning me towards the yard.
Na-ah. No way. MY BIRD.
I shifted the bird and it started to flutter and I caught it back up in a better grip with my mouth. I waited. I was DETERMINED to bring my bird inside.
Meanwhile, mom was getting desperate. She couldn't get me to let it go, and she was becoming later and later for work. She had a lot to do. But she stood outside waiting for me to put down the bird for more than twenty minutes. She knows because she kept checking the time. Finally she picked me up and rushed me inside and into the bathroom and shut the door. I finally put down the bird. It didn't move. I prodded it. I batted at it. I wanted more hunting! Wake up, bird! But it was dead. Mom felt really bad. She thought I must have bit down harder when she was lifting me up. Mom had to pick me up and put me in another room so she could take the bird away and put it outside. she picked 2 flowers and laid them on the bird at the far edge of the lawn. She didn't know what to do, really. When, she came back inside, I had settled down to wash. I seemed a very cool customer. Mom shook her head and said, "Oh Toki."


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Purred by: Monida (Catster Member)

September 2nd 2011 at 7:10 pm

Whoa Toki! You are an amazing hunter! Was that your first official kill? I love your song! I'm going to be singing it all night!
Purred by: Lisa P

September 2nd 2011 at 7:25 pm

OMC! Mom just laughed so hard! That song is GREAT! We needed that laugh Toki, thanks! You are an amazing hunter!
Purred by: Lucy the Cat Fairy (Catster Member)

September 2nd 2011 at 7:26 pm

Concats! Dis is who weez are! I try to tell mom that I only catch dem slow buuurrds!!
Purred by: Toki (Catster Member)

September 2nd 2011 at 7:35 pm

Heehee. Yeah that's my special version of the BeeGees "Stayin Alive". Because mom says that's how I was strutting. Like I was John Travolta.
Purred by: Lisa P

September 2nd 2011 at 7:39 pm

It's pawsome dood! We love it! We can totally picture you struttin' your stuff Travolta style with your hat and all.
Purred by: WeBeesSiameezers (Catster Member)

September 2nd 2011 at 9:38 pm

WeBees Loves Your BeeGees...MOL!
It was a great song.
We liked how your mom made a tribute to your bird..afterall it gave its life for that song to be composed.
Poor Mom, Sigh...kitties will be kitties..just like boys will be boys.
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

September 3rd 2011 at 1:06 am

Way to go on your kill! It's been way too long since I got a birdie . . .
Purred by: Tigger (Catster Member)

September 3rd 2011 at 5:20 am

That'll learn the birds to hang around your door!
Purred by: Skylar db#39A (Catster Member)

September 3rd 2011 at 6:34 am

MOL That song ...that is too funny! You are quite the talented hunter.
Purred by: Harry (Catster Member)

September 3rd 2011 at 1:47 pm

MOL! Love the song!! We can totally see you strutting along with that song playing! MOL!

Your poor Mommy, though...That was very sweet of her to lay the birdie to rest with some flowers. Rest in peace, sparrow...
Purred by: The Pharaoh Loki Mahes (Catster Member)

September 3rd 2011 at 4:44 pm

PAWSOME FOR YOU! Mama's can be squeamish at just have to keep hunting and train her to move quicker to get you indoors with your prize..
Purred by: Zachery Tristan (Catster Member)

September 4th 2011 at 7:31 am

Toki, Saturday Night Fever was my cat of the day song!

Mom says that was nice of your Mom to give the departed bird the flowers. Very nice.
Purred by: Toki (Catster Member)

September 4th 2011 at 10:05 pm

Thanks guys! Maybe some day I can get a squirrel! They are so fast though. And I have a sneaking suspicion that mom has been purposely giving them a heads up before I pounce.

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